News Releases

February 23, 2005

Crapo And Craig Want Apple Crop Insurance Extended

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig joined with a bipartisan coalition of Senators from around the country to urge the USDA to improve crop insurance coverage for all apple farmers in Idaho and across the country. The group sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to urge her to extend crop insurance coverage to fresh-market and processing apples for the 2004 crop year. The present crop insurance policy for apples only covers low-grade, low-priced juice apples.… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo Co-Sponsors â??Invest In The USAâ?? Act

Washington, DC - While the Congress debates general tax cuts, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is one of a growing list of bipartisan supporters pushing for new incentives for American businesses with foreign subsidiaries. S. 596, The Invest In the USA Act, allows for a one-year tax break for businesses that move to the U.S. the earnings from foreign holdings. Those taxes, now as high as 35 percent, would be lowered to 5.25 percent, on a one-year basis.â??It makes sense that our tax system should encour… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo Expresses Condolences

Washington, DC â?? A second Idahoan became a casualty in Operation Iraqi Freedom last week. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expressed his sorrow over the loss of ArmyCpl. Richard P. Carl, 26, of Glenns Ferry, Idaho, in a helicopter crash in Iraq last week. "My condolences and prayers go out to Corporal Carl's wife, his children, and family on their tragic loss this past week," Crapo said. "He joins a long list of Idhaoans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their count… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo Applauds Selection Of North Idaho Watershed Project

Washington, D.C. - The Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Watershed has been selected for President Bushâ??s Watershed Initiative 2003. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expressed his congratulations on the selection which was limited to 20 sites nationwide. This initiative provides a total of $15 million to be divided among the recipients in amounts ranging from $300,000 to $1 million. The grant total has not yet been determined, and the project must still complete an application process. â??This opportunity to ap… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo Calls Hud Grants â??Great News For Boiseâ??

Washington, DC â?? The City of Boise will receive more than $2.5 million in community and housing grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the current year, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced today. According to figures released by HUD released this afternoon, Boise will be awarded $1.6 million in Community Development Block Grants, and $915,684 in HOME Investment Partnerships program funding.â??It is great to see this money coming to Boise to help improve its neighbo… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo Lauds Presidentâ??s Signing Of Amber Alert Into Law

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is joining with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in hailing todayâ??s signing of the AMBER Alert law by President George W. Bush as perhaps the â??most far-reaching legislation to date to protect Americaâ??s children.â?? Crapo, an early supporter and sponsor of the AMBER Alert legislation, noted, â??early public warnings about missing children have proven to be the most effective way to see them found safely.â?? The PROTECT Act … Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo, Agencies Co-sponsor Workshops On Fire Plan Contracts, Energy Grants

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and the Idaho Department of Commerce are sponsoring workshops to help Idaho businesses bid on fuel reduction contracts offered by the BLM and US Forest Service as part of the National Fire Plan. The federal agencies anticipate awarding multiple contracts in several states aimed at reducing the risk of fires by reducing fuels in the forest. Many of the applications must be in by the end of May and staff from Crapoâ??s office and the Idaho Department of Co… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Idaho Business Receives Boost

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced that the Economic Development Administration is awarding a grant of $472,334 to help Idaho companies become more competitive and innovative in getting new products to market. The grant will be administered through Boise State University and TechHelp, a group that does consulting and development for local manufacturers. Through BSU and TechHelp, small companies that do not typically have the capital and resources to pay for expansive research … Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo and Craig Vote For Budget Resolution

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig joined with Senate colleagues in approving the $2.24 trillion Fiscal Year 2004 Budget, S. Con. Res. 23. The final vote was 56 to 44, and followed a marathon voting session that began Tuesday morning and included votes on nearly 80 amendments. The resolution will now be the subject of a House-Senate conference committee, which will work out the final Congressional budget resolution.Crapo, who serves on the Senate Budget Committee, said,… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo Calls For Investigation of Milk Imports

Washington, DC - Increased imports of milk proteins are having a dramatic impact on the domestic market place and many dairy producers argue the imports are putting them out of business. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today asked for a trade investigation of such imports to root out circumvention or other unfair trade practices that may be damaging to U.S. dairy producers.Crapo wrote the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, seeking an International Trade Commission investigation of the situation.… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo: Toppling Saddam Shows â??Hands-Onâ?? Victory

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said today there can be no question about how many Iraqis feel about U.S. involvement in liberating them from the rule of Saddam Hussein. Even though the war continues, Crapo said he canâ??t help but notice the symbolism of the images of Saddamâ??s statue being pulled down by Iraqis and U.S. troops as sunset brought the day to a close in Baghdad.Crapoâ??s comments on the war and images of Saddamâ??s statue coming down today :2:30-2:35 p.m. Mountain Time/… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapoâ??s May â??Capitol Watchâ?? Scheduled

Washington, DC â?? As the war in Iraq ends and Congress moves on to other issues, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will update Idahoans through his live monthly cable program next week. â??Capitol Watchâ?? will be broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, May 13, 2003, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific, and air over local cable systems throughout Idaho. The program is also simulcast on Crapoâ??s website.During the program, viewers are encouraged to call in to speak directly to t… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo To Cut Ribbon, Opening Teton Pass Trail;Speak At BYU Idaho Graduation

Boise - Following appearances in Western Idaho this week, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will end his Easter state work period with a trip to the Continental Divide Friday to open a local leg of the Teton Pass Trail. Crapo was an early supporter of the trail plans, which have been in development for more than four years as part of the Federal Highways Millennium Trails project.The Victor Section of the Teton Pass Trail is the first completed portion of an extensive system of pathways connecting the Te… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Debate Opens on 2004 Budget

WASHINGTONâ??Debate began today on the 2004 Budget Resolution, which provides Congress with a blueprint on taxes and spending as legislative decisions are made throughout the year.The Budget Resolution puts priority on the nationâ??s most critical needs first: protecting America at home and abroad, and job creation and economic growth. The Budget provides for an economic growth plan that would create 1.4 million jobs in 18 months and grow the economy by hundreds of billions of dollars.Some highl… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo to Chair International Trade Panel

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has been selected to co-chair an international parliamentary panel with Canada, and plans to bring concerns over Canadian softwood lumber imports into the United States to the discussions at the groupâ??s annual meeting next month. The Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group was set up in 1969 to exchange information and promote better understanding between Canadian and U.S. parliamentarians on common programs and concerns. Senate Majority Leader … Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo To Meet With Local Leaders, Workers On Ineel Contract, Update Amber Alert Plans, Join Awards Ceremonies In Eastern Idaho

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will meet with Idaho Falls and surrounding area residents, officials including Mayor Linda Milam, as well as workers and management from the INEEL site Friday morning to discuss the announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy that it plans to rebid management contracts at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Crapo is holding the meeting to hear comments from local residents he can take back to DOE officials. He will discuss th… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo to Introduce Cancer Stamp, Joins Sportsmen Effort in Boise

Washington, DC - Efforts to fund and publicize the leading cancer affecting men may soon have the same attention as similar efforts regarding women and breast cancer. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is working with the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Postal Service, and other groups to promote two new programs aiming to raise both funding and awareness about prostate cancer in men.Crapo is a prostate cancer survivor and had successful surgery in 2000. Now, he is leading efforts in Washington, D.C. to… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo and Craig give Organic Farmers and Consumers a Boost.

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig have co-sponsored bipartisan legislation that would repeal a special interest provision of the newly-enacted omnibus appropriations bill that undermines the organic standards and labeling programs.Late in this yearâ??s appropriations process, after the Conference Committee had met, a provision was included in the Omnibus Appropriations Act gutting standards on organic feed. This would allow producers to label their products â??organicâ… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo Urges House Action On Amber Alert

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo echoed the admonition from the parents of Elizabeth Smart and child safety advocates in calling for quick action from the U.S. House of Representatives on legislation that will assist abducted children. The AMBER Alert legislation, which authorizes $25 million in federal funds for states to implement the system, has been sitting in two House committees since late January. Crapo is an original co-sponsor of the legislation in the Senate, and has pushed … Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Craig, Crapo, Otter Introduce Bills that will Benefit Local Goverment

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Congressman C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter introduced companion bills in the Senate and House today that intend to transfer ownership of the local General Service Administration (GSA) building in Sandpoint, ID â?? in which the Forest Service is currently housed â?? to the Forest Service. The bill also provides authority for the Forest Service to work with Bonner County, ID to transfer the building to Bonner County, which will then provide … Continue Reading

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